The Making of Modern Japan

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Harvard University Press, Oct 15, 2002 - History - 936 pages
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Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present. A distillation of more than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience.
  

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A detailed account of Japan history starting from three shogun unifers Oba Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Togugawa Ieyasu to post WWII Japan. The author gives not only the historical events, but ... Read full review

Contents

1 Sekigahara
1
2The Tokugawa State
32
3 Foreign Relations
63
4 Status Groups
96
5 Urbanization and Communications
127
6 The Development of a Mass Culture
159
7 Education Thought and Religion
187
8 Change Protest and Reform
223
14 Meiji Culture
456
15 Japan between the Wars
495
16 Taisho Culture and Society
537
17 The China War
576
18 The Pacific War
625
19 The Yoshida Years
675
20 Japan since Independence
715
Further Reading
769

9 The Opening to the World
257
10 The Tokugawa Fall
294
11 The Meiji Revolution
333
12 Building the Meiji State
371
13 Imperial Japan
414
Notes
795
Credits
841
Index
843
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About the author (2002)

Marius B. Jansen was Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University. He was the author of Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration.

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